If you want a first-hand look at how earning a Master of Business Administration at Marymount University will help to accelerate your professional career, join us on Thursday, April 4 at 5 p.m. to hear from a panel of professionals as they share their experiences in pursuing an MBA at Marymount.
Panelists include Sean Brenan, Bridget Nistco, Michael W. Weiler, Nick Spano, Sunny Stueve, Shatha Abulohom, Gabriela Perla, Naomi Mesfin, and Ziad Ahmad and will be moderated by Marymount's own Dr. Linda Christie. Read more about our distinguished panelists below.
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When: Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Where: Ballston Center Auditorium
Sean Brennan is a Senior Manager with AOC Solutions, Inc. headquartered in Fairfax, VA, specializing in providing Federal Financial Management remediation services to complex accounting issues faced by Federal agencies.
As a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) and Project Management Professional (PMP), Mr. Brennan currently supports the Federal Aviation Administration and has provided similar support services to various other agencies including the Department of the Army, Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the Federal Transit Administration. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Marymount University and a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Radford University.
Bridget Nistico has spent 10 years building, coaching and developing teams in retail and e-commerce industries. She currently works for the multi million dollar start up, The RealReal, and was recently promoted from a Regional Sales Director to a newly created role in the company as Senior Manager of Talent and Development responsible for developing and executing training and development programs and initiatives for a sales team of 400.
Bridget has a love for entrepreneurship and all things business related and she holds B.A. in Fashion Merchandising and an MBA from Marymount University. As a young child her mother instilled in her the joy of giving back and helping other women succeed. This led her to co-found and launch a non-profit, PIVOT, based in Baltimore MD where she works with women returning from incarceration to reestablish their lives. Her love of helping others grow led her to seek new opportunities to grow in coaching and developing others, her newest venture is coaching female entrepreneurs through business strategy and execution.
Michael W. Weiler is currently the Acting Group Manager for the Spectrum Engineering Services Group which resides in the Technical Operations Service Unit. This Group is responsible for securing and managing all civil aviation radio frequency spectrum resources. It also ensures the safe transport of all individual flights between airports by protecting the National Airspace System (NAS) from any potential sources of interference from wireless systems. Weiler directs and leads the effort to secure, manage and protect the necessary radio frequency spectrum to support the safe and efficient operation of the NAS.
Weiler is a graduate of Marymount University where he obtained a Master of Business Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and an Associate Degree in Arts in Computer Networking from Strayer University. Furthermore, he is a certified Project Management Professional and an FAA Level III Certified Acquisition Professional.
Nick Spano was born and raised in Northern Virginia. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Technology from Old Dominion University, Nick entered the workforce as a Business Systems analyst. Nick focused on requirements development as well as Data Engineering throughout the first few years of his career.
After earning his MBA from Marymount University, Nick has focused his career on Systems Engineering / Project Management and is currently responsible for leading multiple development teams. With over 10 years of experience within the Software Development Industry, he is focused on successfully building and driving teams through the Software Development Lifecycle.
Sunny Stueve is a UX Specialist and currently lead a stakeholder support team (CX/UX) for a multi-million dollar program. Her focus is the point where technology meets humanity. By building strong, collaborative relationships with stakeholders she understands goals, anticipates needs, and designs intuitive solutions. By leveraging her education and experience in fine arts (graphic design), information systems (software/web development), and business (MBA), she is able to ensure these solutions provide true value.
Sunny has worked for a major defense contractor in the DC area for 20 years, supporting Defense, Intelligence, Health, and the Private sector. She is a user advocate, a UX evangelist, a minimalist designer, an empathetic listener, and a life long learner.
Shatha Abulohom is currently in her final semester of Marymount's MBA program. During undergrad, Shatha studied Fashion Design, and she felt that a Master in Business Administration would complement that field of study. Shatha hopes to combine what she learns from both degrees in her future career and to eventually work in fashion management.
Gabriela Perla, a current MBA student at Marymount, is a Workforce Analyst at Freddie Mac where she handles reporting and finds the best solutions for gathering data from her company's HR systems. Gabriela also does critical analysis to ensure she is looking out for the employees’ best interests.
After receiving her undergraduate degree from George Mason University, Gabriela decided to pursue her MBA at Marymount University. She is currently in her last year at Marymount and is expecting to graduate in Summer 2019.
Naomi Mesfin is an MBA/Cybersecurity dual degree program student at Marymount University and currently a Business Analyst and Software Quality Assurance Tester for Collabralink Technologies, an IT consulting firm in McLean, Virginia.
Naomi started the MBA program in January 2017 and decided to add Cybersecurity in the spring semester of 2018. She plans to graduate in early 2020 and then enroll in Marymount's doctorate program in C
Ziad Ahmad is a Cybersecurity Engineer and a graduate student enrolled in Marymount University's MBA program.
Ziad started his career in software development, where he worked on creating business process applications. Ziad now works in the consulting space as a full-stack penetration tester. Lately, he's been busy with the Alexa Skills Kit, AWS, and automation.